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CARNEGIE HALL JANUARY 2011 HIGHLIGHTS
Soprano Renée Fleming performs a solo recital with pianist Hartmut Höll on Tuesday, January 11 at 8:00 p.m. The program will be announced at a later date.
The Carnegie Hall Family Concert series continues on Sunday, January 16 at 1:00 p.m. with Ensemble ACJW, featuring musicians of The Academy—a program of Carnegie Hall, The Juilliard School, and the Weill Music Institute in partnership with the New York City Department of Education. Pre-concert activities take place one hour before the performance.
Ensemble ACJW also performs at Juilliard’s Paul Hall on Tuesday, January 18 at 8:00 p.m. with a program featuring Wuorinen’s Spinoff, Ligeti’s Six Bagatelles for Wind Quintet, Harrison’s Varied Trio, and Piazzolla’s Las cuatro estaciones porteñas (The Four Seasons of Buenos Aires).
Marilyn Horne brings The Song Continues…2011—a series of workshops dedicated to the art of vocal recital—back to Carnegie Hall in January 2011. This marks the first year that Carnegie Hall’s Weill Music Institute will present The Song Continues… with Marilyn Horne serving as Artistic Advisor, after many years of being presented in partnership with The Marilyn Horne Foundation. January 2011 programs include:
Pianist Jonathan Biss performs his first solo recital in Stern Auditorium/Perelman Stage on Friday, January 21 at 8:00 p.m. with a program that includes the New York premiere of a new work by Bernard Rands; Janácek’s Sonata 1.X.1905, From the Street; Beethoven’s Sonata No. 23 in F Minor, "Appassionata;" and Schumann’s Fantasy in C Major.
On Saturday, January 22 at 10:00 p.m., Uruguayan singer-songwriter Jorge Drexler performs a distinctive combination of traditional Uruguayan music, bossa nova, pop, and electronica. Drexler’s songs often encompass themes of love, identity, race, and religion as with his composition “Al otro lado del rio” from the soundtrack of the 2004 film, The Motorcycle Diaries, which won an Academy Award for Best Original Song.
Music Director James Levine leads The MET Orchestra in the first of three Carnegie Hall concerts this season on Sunday, January 23 at 3:00 p.m. with a program of Mahler’s Das Lied von der Erde featuring mezzo-soprano Michelle DeYoung and tenor Simon O'Neill as well as Mozart’s Serenade in D Major, "Posthorn."
Brad Mehldau—the acclaimed jazz pianist, composer, and holder of the Richard and Barbara Debs Composer’s Chair for Carnegie Hall’s 2010–2011 season—continues his residency on Wednesday, January 26 at 7:30 p.m. with a solo recital of original compositions interspersed with favorite classical works by Bach, Brahms, and Fauré.
On Friday, January 28, at 8:00 p.m., Music Director Steven Reineke and The New York Pops are joined by guest artist, the former Tonight Show bandleader Doc Severinsen, for an evening entitled Doc Severinsen’s El Ritmo de la Vida featuring Argentine tango, Spanish flamenco, and gypsy jazz.
Carnegie Hall celebrates the 200th anniversary of composer Franz Liszt’s birth, beginning with a Discovery Day that explores the life and work of this legendary figure through panel discussions, talks, and performances on Saturday, January 29 at 1:00 p.m. Participants include leading Liszt scholar and biographer Alan Walker, Director of Artistic Planning at Carnegie Hall Jeremy Geffen, and others to be announced.
On Sunday, January 30 at 5:00 p.m., Artistic Director James Levine and The MET Chamber Ensemble perform their second and final Carnegie Hall concert this season with a program featuring Brahms’s Serenade No. 2 in A Major, as well as music by three iconic 20th century American composers who passed away in 2009: Leon Kirchner’s Music for Twelve; George Perle’s Serenade No. 1 for Viola and Chamber Ensemble; and Lukas Foss’s Time Cycle for soprano, clarinet, cello, percussion, and piano-celesta with guest artist, soprano Jo Ellen Miller.
Innovative new music ensemble eighth blackbird performs on Monday, January 31 at 7:30 p.m. with a program including Missy Mazzoli’s Still Life with Avalanche; Pierre Boulez’s Dérive 1; Philip Glass’s Music in Similar Motion, Philippe Hurel’s …à mesure; Thomas Adès’s Catch; and Stephen Hartke’s Meanwhile, Incidental Music to Imaginary Puppet Plays.
SA/PS : Stern Auditorium/Perelman Stage ZH : Zankel Hall WRH : Weill Recital HallPH : Paul HallFor complete concert information, please click here.Bank of America is the Proud Season Sponsor of Carnegie Hall.
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